Lynn Doki Camina
- Gender: F
- Hometown: Springfield Mass.
- Location: Moore County
- Occupation: Dressage Trainer
Lynn Doki Camina is a Grand Prix Rider and Trainer who owns Walhalla Farm, located in Aberdeen, North Carolina. Walhalla Farm is a full service Dressage Training and Boarding facility that sits on ten acres; complete with an Olympic sized covered arena, a newly renovated nine stall barn and five beautiful fenced pastures, each just over one acre and with run-in sheds.
She is a USDF Silver Medalist and has a long list of accomplishments and victories ranging from scores in the high 60's at St. George on her late horse Lex Luthor, to scores in the 80's at the FEI Five-Year-Olds on her horse, an Oldenburg named Weinbrand. She has just begun showing her new horse, Sven (Krown Royal), a Swedish Warmblood.
Lynn is a rider and trainer who truly adheres to the work ethic, discipline and style of German Dressage. She has worked with Joe Sandven of Tantalus Farm for over 15 years. Lynn maintains an ongoing comprehensive relationship with her own instructor, with whom she continues to study and fine-tune her own riding proficiency and skills. To Lynn, education and erudition in Dressage is a continuous and life-long process; believing that one “knows all there is to know” about Dressage is a fallacy that can create ingrained errors and entrenched bad habits. Her ongoing scholarship has provided a consistency and long-term plan as the basis of her training. This solid foundation and commitment has lent her a steadiness and confidence in her riding that is unmistakable, and one that she is able to pass on to her students.
Lynn welcomes all riders and horses; though she specialises in Dressage, she works with many Eventers and spent several years as a Jumper herself. Though she is herself a consummate and acclaimed rider, having competed St. George and instructed students on through the Grand Prix and St. George, she also enjoys working with the novice rider. For Lynn, seeing a rider (or horse) who is new to the sport of Dressage finally comprehend and execute a movement like a Half-pass or a Change brings her great pleasure and pride. This is something that the rider can immediately recognise and sense; she has an amazing relationship with all her students and horses.
For Lesson Horses, we have boarded here on the farm Leora, a Thoroughbred 2nd Level Schoolmaster, and Cooper, an English Thoroughbred, a 4th Level Schoolmaster. She is a patient and forgiving teacher and he is even tempered. Both allow a rider to feel, in the saddle, how a horse is supposed to move.